Rudrapur : Unseasonal rains and gusty winds in the last week of March ruined standing wheat crops on 18,500 hectares or 45,714 acres of land in Uttarakhand D’s Udham Singh Nagar district , found a joint survey conducted by the agriculture and revenue departments .
district administration has sent the initial survey report of damage to wheat crops due to unseasonal rains to the direct rate in Dehradun . District magistrate Yugan Kishore Pant said at least 35 % of the district’s wheat has been ruined . ” Bajpur , Jadavpur and Kashipur are the worst affected . Survey in some blocks is yet to be done . The agriculture departed has been directed to complete the survey and submit the report at the earliest , ” he said .
District chief agriculture officer AK Verme said the directorate of agriculture in Dehra dun has been informed about the wheat loss in US Nagar as per the first phase of inspection , even as more surveys are underway .
” Farmers in the affected areas are eligible for com pension of R 17,000 perches tare for irrigated land , which was the case in Udham Singh Nagar district . The compensate tin for non – irrigated land is R 7,000 per hectare , ” he said . Ac cording to a survey done by the horticulture department , 20 % of the crops in 4,000 hectares of mango , 1,500 hectares of litchi , and 1,000 hectares of cucumber , and tomato have been damaged .
State president of the Bah raita Kizan Union ( Graham ) , Bali Singh Cheema , has demanded a six – month moratoria um on the outstanding recovery of farmers ‘ debt with no interest charged . Khatami’s Congress MLA and the deputy leader of opposition in the assembly , Bhutan Capri , met SDM of the area to demand compensation for the loss of farmers due to un seasonal rains . Capri also de mended a loan waiver and com pension of R 50,000 per acre for the farmers .